Cost of BSN - page 3
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Im currently looking into getting my BSN In West Coast University. Its a 39 month program. The cost of tuition is 128,000 for the whole program. This blew me away at first but the upside is there is no waiting time and you do... Read More
- 2Jan 11, '13 by Sand_Dollar, BSNI have a nurse friend at work who told me her debt was close to that. She said she can't even think about owning her own home for a really long time (in CO, not CA). Think of your long term future, not just the short term.
- 7Jan 11, '13 by joanna73 GuidePeople really need to examine the numbers before taking on 100 k of debt. First, new grads can expect to be unemployed and job searching for at least 6 months. No income. The average new grad salary will net 2000-3000 dollars per month, IF you are working full time. So, if the new grad is making on the lower end 2000 per month, and the loan payments are 1500 per month, how does the new grad expect to eat and pay rent? Never mind a social life for 10 years. Anything more than 60 k of debt is financially stupid. Don't fall for it.
- 0Jan 11, '13 by flying_ace2That kind of debt for a BSN in absolutely crazy. I'm in an accelerated, accredited program through one of the local state universities, and I'll come out in 16 months with about $35,000 worth of debt. That includes my pre-reqs. So, earned the same degree in the same time, with MUCH less debt to be saddled with for years and years and years......
- 0Quote from joanna73Where are you getting your facts? I take home a little over 4grad a month?!?!? You can't take out the amount in loans, with WCU you will end up paying cash up front. OP many of these posters are not in CA. I am. I went there. I know the struggles of trying to get into other programs and in CA the school has a great reputation. On top of that, BSN new grads are hard to come by in this state, and its hospitals are actively pursuing BSN nurses.People really need to examine the numbers before taking on 100 k of debt. First, new grads can expect to be unemployed and job searching for at least 6 months. No income. The average new grad salary will net 2000-3000 dollars per month, IF you are working full time. So, if the new grad is making on the lower end 2000 per month, and the loan payments are 1500 per month, how does the new grad expect to eat and pay rent? Never mind a social life for 10 years. Anything more than 60 k of debt is financially stupid. Don't fall for it.
- 0Quote from joanna73An average range including the entire US? As everyone knows Ca is more expensive, and I make the bottom of the barrel pay for California. $27 an hour is rock bottom here. Not challenging just curious!Most new grads are not taking home 4 grand per month. My facts are based on an average range of a new grad nurse salary.
- 1Jan 11, '13 by chucksterQuote from Mrs.FlowersTheNurseObviously, you need to do what's best in your situation and I wish you the best of luck.Well im going there... WCU... in Ahaheim... Tuition was reduced due to my transfer credits... I qualify for fin aid... and I'm using my husbands GI bill (I really hope that works out as planned) and so all ill be owing per year <10k... thats a steal if you ask me!
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I think the point that most of the posters were trying to make is that $128k is very expensive for a BSN and that there are many much lower cost alternatives. While there are a few more expensive schools, they tend to be the highly rated, and highly selective universities, not the schools that mere mortals like most us attend. For example, UPenn - arguably the top nursing school in the country and consistently rated in the top five - runs about $180k in tuition alone for the four years necessary for a BSN. The high tuition is partially balanced by Penn's placement rate (which has been virtually 100% pretty much forever) and a powerful alumni network. As good as Penn is however, I would not think of paying $180k for a BSN from them.
Again, best of luck to you and any other WCU students both at school and more importantly, in your job search after graduation.